Hmm well i got this tea in a swap and i am not sure if it was me or if its been over brewed but there is a very bold bitter taste with this tea Im not sure i would buy this tea or ever think of trying it again … just not impressed
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“This one came in the complete sampler kit that was a gift from my 'buds' at Two Leaves (har, har, I kill me). The sampler is a neat way to try out some new teas. I grabbed this one for my morning...” Read full tasting note
“Bagged but bold! This is a creamy malty not an overly-bold or strong manly malty. It's still of good strength so we will go with a medium strength bold and malty description. It 'brews' quickly...” Read full tasting note
“This one is nowhere near as good as the Assam Breakfast sachet. Bleh! Though judging by the other notes, maybe the milk at this coffee shop was bad? In that case, I'll stick to the one on campus...” Read full tasting note
From two leaves and a bud:
Assam Tea is famous for its lush flavor and golden color. Rich brown leaves with golden tips yield a distinguished multi-layered “malty” flavor. We have chosen a traditional, orthodox full leaf tea. Full bodied, deep gold in color, Assam tea is the perfect breakfast tea. The oldest tea growing region of Assam in NE India has low, rolling hills creating a great environment for rich tea. Hot days combined with cool nights bring out the fullest flavor.
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This tea has a pleasant aroma and a smooth taste, along with a nice malty undertone. However, I wouldn’t consider it a great breakfast tea. Honey is the predominant flavor that unfortunately masks everything else. It is a nice afternoon tea, but it’s not quite bold enough to wake me up in the morning. It is actually too smooth and soft, if that makes any sense.
I’ve had this before but…This morning, just moments ago, as I was sipping this tea…I woke up. Woke up to it’s subtle flavor. This is a flavor that I discounted as being too much under my sense radar for an early morning brew. And yet today…WOW…that flavor, that sophisticated flavor wasn’t under MY radar. Rather, I was not aware enough to allow that flavor and bouquet to satisfy. Today…this is very, very good!
My daughter got me this tea for my birthday (she’s five months old—apparently this is the one she reached for, which is fortunate, because it’s one of the ones that interested me most). I tried it today, and was astounded by how delicious it was. It’s complex, malty, earthy, woodsy, and vegetative, and slightly astringent (but not too much, and it’s not very bitter at all). I had it plain, and my wife had it with milk. I tried a sip of hers, and the milk didn’t change the flavor too much. While Twinings is my go-to for early morning tea, this is one that I’ll definitely have on mornings when I don’t have to wake up hours before dawn. Fantastic!